Kwara State Government Allocates N200 Million to Eliminate Open Defecation

Kwara State Government Allocates N200 Million to Eliminate Open Defecation

The Kwara State government has allocated N200 million to address the issue of open defecation by providing toilets and essential utilities. Yunusa Lade, the Commissioner for Water Resources, revealed this commitment as part of the state’s strategy to discourage open defecation. During a meeting with Mrs. Theressa Pammer, a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Wash Specialist, Commissioner Lade expressed the government’s dedication to collaborate with donor agencies in eliminating open defecation.

The commissioner emphasized the involvement of lawmakers at both state and federal levels to complement the state’s initiatives in tackling this public health challenge. Lade stated, “We have set aside N200 million to provide toilets and other utilities that will discourage open defecation.” The engagement of lawmakers was highlighted as crucial in supporting the state’s efforts.

Mrs. Pammer, the UNICEF Wash Specialist, visited the ministry to explore avenues for supporting Kwara State in its mission to eliminate open defecation. This collaboration aligns with UNICEF’s commitment to addressing sanitation challenges and ensuring access to clean and safe facilities in regions facing open defecation issues.

The joint commitment of N200 million from the Kwara State Government and UNICEF reflects their shared dedication to enhancing public health and improving sanitation conditions for the residents of the state, marking a tangible step towards realizing a healthier and more hygienic environment for the people of Kwara.


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